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Healthy living starts here

Congratulations on taking the first step to leading a healthier life. No two journeys are the same, and we're committed to helping you become the healthiest version of yourself. Whether you want to keep up with your kids, drop 20 pounds or get a good night's sleep (every night), we help you define and achieve your wellness goals. Our compassionate health coaches provide encouragement and accountability without judgment.

Lifestyle Resources and Tools

Healthy Bites Podcast

Join Providence’s professional health coaches along an informative journey to help you move more, identify smart ways to lose or manage weight and navigate the latest information on health and well-being trends. You’ll get practical advice that will empower you to create sustainable lifestyle changes. These small bite podcasts are about 20 minutes - perfect for your commute or neighborhood walk.

  • Episode 1: Creating a Wellness Vision

    Thinking about making some changes? Maybe you have decided that it is time for you to do something different, but you are not sure where to begin? In this podcast Will and Colleen discuss…

    • Creating a wellness vision to enhance motivation 
    • Overcoming ambivalence 
    • Setting effective goals

    Listen: 16:43

  • Episode 2: Diet-based Culture

    Explore some modern social trends and movements regarding diet and how your current eating patterns may be influenced by them. In this podcast Will and Colleen discuss…

    • Diet culture
    • Body positivity movement 
    • Intuitive eating 
    • Self-efficiency strategies 

    Listen 17:44

  • Episode 3: Mindfulness and Self-Care

    Do you struggle to find the time for self-care? Or maybe you find self-care to feel selfish? In this podcast Will and Colleen discuss…

    • Barriers to self-care
    • Effective self-care and mindfulness practices 
    • Building resilience and improving self-care

    Listen 20:01

  • Episode 4: Plant-based Diets

    From vegan to flexitarian, there are many types of plant-based diets. In this podcast Will and Colleen discuss…

    • Plant-based nutrition basics 
    • Benefits of plant-based nutrition
    • Nutritional considerations with plant-based nutrition

    Listen 19:45

  • Episode 5: Successful Home Exercise

    Having a consistent exercise routine can be challenging with gym closures, inclement weather, and busy schedules. Learn how to build a successful home exercise space and routine. In this podcast Will and Colleen discuss…

    • Principles of exercise
    • Creating a successful home exercise environment
    • Staying Motivated
    • Tips on exercise equipment and resources

    Listen 25:26

  • Episode 6: Sleep

    Getting enough sleep is invaluable to your total health and wellbeing. Even if you're getting the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep per day, your sleep quality can be disrupted by various factors, and can affect your mood and energy during the day.

    This podcast will discuss:

    • What sleep does for the body
    • Why we get sleepy
    • Factors of poor quality sleep
    • How to improve sleep quality

    Listen 20:30

  • Episode 7: Surviving the Holiday Season

    The holiday season presents an assortment of demands: shopping, cooking, cleaning and entertaining, to name a few. Pandemic-induced stress and anxiety only add to the mix, meaning your holiday plans probably look and feel much different this year. This month, Will and Colleen sit down with Dr. Miles Hassell from the Providence Comprehensive Risk Reduction Clinic and author of Good Food, Great Medicine to discuss tips and strategies to help turn this holiday season into an opportunity to improve your overall well-being.

    In this podcast, the Providence team will discuss:

    • Tips to include physical activity into your holiday schedule
    • Healthy food choices during social gatherings
    • Lifestyle choices to improve your immunity

    Listen 24:48

  • Episode 8: Keeping Your Heart Healthy featuring Dr. Jamie Beckerman

    Your diet and exercise habits are important to maintaining good heart health but they don't tell the whole story. In this episode Will and Colleen meet with Dr. Jamie Beckerman, cardiologist for the Providence Heart Institute and founding coach of the Heart to Start program, who shares his personal experiences, advice, and encouragement to help you live your healthiest life.

    Some themes of the discussion include:

    • Finding your personal motivation
    • The importance of social support
    • The power of habit
    • Down-to-earth tips to move more and eat better

    Listen 43:28

  • Episode 9: Finding Happiness in the Pandemic Age

    While the pursuit of happiness is a timeless theme, it is of special relevance today as our collective well-being is tested by a global pandemic. Although we found new ways to work, learn and socialize - a year of stress and uncertainty has no doubt taken a toll on our mental health. In this episode, health coach Will reflects on the contemporary psychology of happiness and shares some popular ways to boost happiness in an era of reduced social activity, mixed work and family domains and way too much screen time.

    Some themes of the discussion include:

    • When the pursuit of happiness backfires
    • You have problems - and that’s a good thing
    • The need for better leisure time
    • Cultivate optimism - but also a little defensive pessimism

    Listen 20:12

  • Episode 10: How to Stop Sugar Addiction

    Consider this: consuming excess sugar is not self-sabotage, nor is it inherently bad. Addiction is vastly misunderstood and at its core is simply a person’s attempt to cope and regulate their nervous system; to feel calm, safe or secure. In this episode of Health Bites, Colleen discusses the hidden truths behind sugar addiction. Topics include:

    • Factors that contribute to a sugar addiction
    • How sugar impacts the brain, nervous system and gut
    • Practical tips to improve your relationship with sugar
    • Strategies to break sugar addition

    Listen 33:31

Wellness Workshops

Our recorded webinars feature professional health and wellness practitioners and explore a variety of topics to help you gain the tools and insights you need to make sustainable lifestyle changes. Check out our webinar library to explore the latest wellness topics and trends.

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